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First Preds Game
October 1, 2011
Jay got a SWWEEEETTT offer this week at work and come home with four tickets to the Predators game on Saturday night. Our seats were incredible! We were going to sit on the first row behind the glass and the bench. Awesome! We chose not to tell the kids and take them for a night of surprises. We started off going to Barnes and Noble to pick up some birthday gifts. Max loves this store. He calls it "the library" and enjoys checking out all the books and goodies in the kids section. Next we headed over to Toys R Us to find his Halloween costume. He is going to be Captain America and we needed to find an affordable shield. We found it, and again he was pumped and unsure of what else we had up our sleeves. We then went on downtown and parked on top of a parking garage to get a great view of the city. Max and Mary Kate were impressed with the view. Once down on street level we went to Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. I had called ahead to get seats in the trolley car. You can see how excited Mary Kate was about the car and window with people below.
As we walked across town Max wanted to check out the "Batman Building" where Pawpaw used to work. No, he hasn't retired, he is just working in an office closer to home. Max is very proud that is Pawpaw works for this building. I was able to snap this great photo while he was boasting about Pawpaw. He was also getting very excited about where we were going. He still had no idea and really no guesses. It is so cute how innocent kids really are . . . while eating dinner he kept talking about all the Preds fans in the restaurant. Then as we got closer to the arena and the streets were packed with blue and yellow, he again talked about how many fans were there tonight. He never once verbally considered that we were going to the game too. AHH! Being a parent is so much fun!
We gave Max his ticket as we headed into the arena and he still didn't get it. Too funny. Finally we told him to look around at all the people and look at his ticket. He grinned really BIG and said, "Are we going to the Preds game?" So cute. Then he was definitely pumped when he saw our seats. He was right there in the middle of the action. The players slapped his hands and they came in and out of the locker room tunnel. After warm-ups one of them handed him a puck with the Pred symbol on it. He was so proud that is was "WET, Mommy, they were using this one!" If there wasn't glass we could have literally touched the players. They even made eye contact with us as they came in and out. Mary Kate loved the music and all the action. She stood on my lap and bounced up and down clapping most of the night.
Beautiful picture of his gorgeous grin as the team headed into overtime. Thank you, thank you for a night we will never forget, especially our little man Max. He is a total Preds Fan now.